Nature at its most nascent form is the essence of life, inspiring higher things. Nature is present everywhere, but there are few places that simply magnify its presence. Kinnaur, tucked in the mesmerizing lap of Himalayas, reflects the same pristine nature. While the Lahaul & Spiti’s rugged terrain unveils the vast expanses of serenity.
Kinnaur, Halfway Between Humans and Gods
Kinnaur remained inaccessible for the world until the roads and other communications medium weren’t setup. But once the gateways were opened, the world was awed by the incomprehensible beauty. Some of the most visited destinations in Kinnaur include:
Sangla also known as the Baspa valley, is one of the most scenic Himalayan valleys. Though Sangla, the largest village in this valley, is gradually transforming into a modern village, but still retains its old charm.
Chitkul is the last village that borders Tibet. The local non-Buddhist deity, Goddess Chitkul is believed to protect the village from all harms. This spot is popular among trekkers and tourists as the last point of the Kinner Kailash Parikrama. The Kagyupa temple which is renowned for the highly treasured images of Shakyamuni Buddha, a Wheel of Life mandala and four Directional Kings is located in this village.
Kalpa is the quaint little village, humbly perched in the ambiance of Himalayas, overlooking the stunning Kinner Kailash. Legends say that it was the winter home of Lord Shiva, reminiscences of which can be seen in the temples found here. The beauty, peace and exclusivity of Kalpa attract many tourists to visit it each year.
Lahaul & Spiti, the Beauty of an Enchanted Terrain
The two districts Lahual and Spiti were merged into one district recently in 1960. After the merger, Kaza became the regional headquarter of Spiti and Keylong the regional headquarters of Lahaul.
Rohtang Pass is the gateway into Lahual and Spiti, while Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass is the entree way into Spiti Valley from Lahaul. The two valleys are distinctive from each other with Spiti having harder terrain than Lahaul. Here are 2 top destinations to visit in Lahual and Spiti.
Kaza can be entered from two ways, through Kinnaur valley and the Lahaul valley. During summers it is the hub of tourist activities and paradise for adventure seekers.
Keylong lies on the bank of Bhaga River at the intersection of Chandra Valley, the Bhaga Valley, and the Chenab Valley. Tourist can enjoy the distant snow-capped mountains, unique terrain and enchanting views.
So what next you can do just pack up your bag and get ready for a thrilling trip through Himalayas.
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